If you are a high school or transfer student, you can apply to the California State University through
Cal State Apply.
The law requires that the information you share on the affidavit be kept confidential. (See California Education Code §68130.5(d): "Student information obtained in the implementation of this section is confidential.") Student information is also protected by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Office of Admissions and Records at the CSU campus where you are enrolled, or where you intend to enroll, for instructions on submission of your college application or California Nonresident Tuition form (including deadline) and any additional requirements a campus may have for admission.
The following Assembly Bills allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition at the California State University campuses:
To be eligible for AB 540, students must meet
all the following criteria:
Students who are not immigrants and who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who have been granted T or U visa status under Title 8 of the United States Code sections 1101(a)(15)(T) or (U) are eligible for this exemption as well. The student must file an exemption request including a signed affidavit with the college that indicates the student has met all applicable conditions described above. Student information obtained in this process is strictly confidential unless disclosure is required under law.
If you are an undocumented student, but you are not eligible for an AB 540 / AB 2000 nonresident tuition exemption and do not meet a non-resident exemption, you will be ineligible for all federal, state and institutional aid.
Your financial aid options to pay for college include securing a private loan and scholarships.
Students who are non-immigrants (other than those with T or U visa status, as noted above)—for example, those who hold F (student) visas and B (visitor) visas—are not eligible for AB 540 / AB 2000 non-resident exemption for tuition.
DACA approved students are not able to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) and may not receive services of federally-funded university programs. Some DACA approved students may be eligible to apply for California state aid if they qualify for the AB 540 / AB 2000 nonresident tuition exemption.